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Stockton on Tees is a large market town in County Durham, just a few miles west of Middlesbrough. Located on the north bank of the River Tees, the town is home to more than 80,000 residents, making it a lively place to live. With easy access to nearby towns and cities, new homes in Stockton on Tees are great for commuters and families of all ages.
Stockton on Tees has good transport links by road and rail. The town is close to two major A roads - the A66 to the south and the A19 to the east - with the A1027 providing a bypass route. Trains from Stockton Station are operated by Northern Rail, with regular services to local towns and cities.
Middlesbrough neighbours Stockton on Tees to the east. The town is a 15 minute drive away via the A66, or 10 minutes by train. There is also a regular train service to Middlesbrough from Eaglescliffe. Hartlepool is 20 minutes by train from Stockton on Tees, or 25 minutes by car. Sunderland is 40 minutes by car via the A19, or just over 40 minutes by train. Newcastle is just 50 minutes by car via the A1(M), or an hour by train.
The two nearest airports are Newcastle Airport (53 minutes) and Durham Tees Valley International Airport (14 minutes).
Places of interest
Stockton on Tees has a wide variety of attractions and a lively events calendar. Each year, the town hosts the Stockton International Riverside Festival, a four day open air festival with light shows, circus acts, live music and dance. During the year, the Arts are supported at the town’s three theatres - the ARC Theatre, the Globe Theatre and the Georgian Theatre.
The town’s Ropner Park has been restored to its former Victorian self, with tree-lined avenues, play areas and its own lake. Heading further out, Preston Park Museum and Grounds includes five themed galleries, costumed volunteers and a beautiful walled kitchen garden. Portrack Marsh Nature Reserve has 50 acres of land with surfaced footpaths, offering a glimpse into local wildlife, while Wynyard Woodland Park is home to its own planetarium and observatory.
For young families, Wild Animal Adventures and Newham Grange Country Farm are a great day out, while Dorman Museum and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art are must-visit cultural attractions.
Football fans can watch Middlesbrough FC at Riverside Stadium, or take a short journey to see Newcastle United at St James’ Park or Sunderland AFC at the Stadium of Light.
Teesside University in Middlesbrough is rated in the top 100 higher education institutions in the UK.
Help to Buy Stockton-On-Tees
In Stockton-On-Tees you can take advantage of Help to Buy North East if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy North East page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.